3 TTP commanders among 17 terrorists arrested in Punjab

One of the TTP commander Ashraf was a close accomplice of Dr Usman, who was accused of involvement in 2009 GHQ attack.


Express November 16, 2011

LAHORE: Around 17 suspected terrorists including three Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders were arrested in Punjab, Express 24/7 reported on Wednesday.

According to police, several mobile phones and laptops were seized from these suspects.

Express 24/7 correspondent Rabia Mehmood reported that these terrorists were arrested from different parts of Punjab including Lahore, Multan and Okara.

The TTP commanders include Qari Muhammad Ashraf, Dr Abdul Khaliq and Mohammad Sarfraz.

One of the TTP commander Ashraf was a close accomplice of Dr Usman, who was accused of involvement in 2009 GHQ attack in which heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests, attacked the headquarters in Rawalpindi and held off army commandos for hours.

Sources said that the arrested TTP commanders previously belonged to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a banned militant outfit.

COMMENTS (18)

AHMED BALOCH | 9 years ago | Reply

dont worry very soon they will be out on bail....our ghairat mund courts are still alive and they know how to protect terrorist.....

tayyab | 9 years ago | Reply

well done security forces , hang them @ serat mustaqeem wat an innocent organization LeJ is when its chief admits his crimes and founding member who use to blurt out nothing but poison of hate.......... I am a practicing sunni but u @ seerat on mustaqeem motorway must blurt out truth which is THEY ARE KILLERS and stop spreading hate , violence against any human being .enuff

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